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Hickenlooper signs law to hold Colorado schools liable for violence

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper made it easier Wednesday for victims of school violence in Colorado to sue schools and districts if it is determined that they have failed to protect students.

He signed the...

Audit ordered to track tax incentives for projects in Aurora, Colorado Springs and Pueblo

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - After questioning officials with the state's economic development office for an hour, lawmakers voted unanimously to audit the implementation of the Regional Tourism Act that has pledged more than $200...

Urban renewal bill could impact City for Champions projects

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Friday that expands the entities that allocate tax increment financing despite statewide concerns that the law will jeopardize pending urban renewal projects.

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After years of trying, repeat DUIs finally become felony in Colorado

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

WHEAT RIDGE - Saying he knew it came too late for some of families watching who lost loved ones to drunken drivers, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that aims to get repeat DUI offenders off the road and...

Longtime El Paso County resident announces commissioner candidacy

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

Scott Turner, a local banker and longtime Salvation Army volunteer board member, is running in 2016 for El Paso County Commission in District 4.

Turner, 56, the first candidate to say he's running for a...

Colorado health officials vow to continue contraceptive program despite lack of state funding

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - A program that provides contraception such as intrauterine devices to at-risk women will continue at the end of June despite clamors during the 2015 legislative session that without an influx of state...

Colorado House, Senate play chicken on key bills as session nears end

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - In the three remaining days of the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers will tackle some hefty issues: reductions in standardized tests, a multibillion-dollar fix for the state's pension system and a...

Not everyone is happy with compromise reached on Colorado testing bill

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - A group of senators favoring fewer tests and more local choice sounded off on a testing compromise Tuesday night, calling it a "back room deal" and "token bill" that falls short of what parents, teachers...